Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

We love shortbread but I hardly make any because of the high fat content in it. It is so addictive and you can’t stop just having one or two so the best is not to make any of it but I did make some to be given away for Christmas. This way there won’t be much left for our own consumption so we feel less guilty ha ha.. Anyway instead of making plain shortbread I added some dried cherries to it this time. All my friends love these cookies and some of them even asked for the recipe. So here it is.



2 stick/1 cup butter - soften
1/2 cup powder sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp orange zest
3/4 cup dried cherries – chopped


3/4 cup powder sugar
2 tbsp or more orange or lime juice

1. Combined the flour and salt. Mix well. Cream butter and powder sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the orange zest and mix well.
2. Add in the flour and mix until combined. Lastly add in the dried cherries. Mix well. Wrap the dough up and chill it for 2 hours or until it is firm enough to roll out.
3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
4. Roll the dough out to about 1/4" thick and cut it into desired shape. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove and cool it completely.
5. In the meantime prepare the glaze. Mix the powder sugar and orange juice until smooth. If the glaze is too thick you can add a bit more juice. Once the cookies are cool, brush the glaze to the top of the cookies. Let the glaze dries completely before storing it in an air tight container.


PH said...

Gertrude, these cookies sure taste yummy! I must try this because I have never baked cookies before. This would be great for CNY. Must buy cookie cutter this weekend :)

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

It looks just beautiful!
I agree- shorbread is really addictive thing :)

Shereen said...

This is one cookie that I will definately try regardless if it's fattening or not.. Lol! By the way, the cookie will dry out completely after the glazing?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

can make this cookie for CNY too...

lena said...

yeah..addictive bcos it's also buttery ! LOL! i love the shapes of the your shortbread, i was looking for one like this but didnt find, so i got a fluted round one instead:)

QembarDelites said...

your cookies look really tempting indeed!

ann low said...

I love this cookie, must try them one day!

ICook4Fun said...

Phong Hong, thank you. Hope you try it out for CNY. You can use any design and it don't have to be square.

Medeja, thank you. Addictive and fattening too :)

Shereen, yes it dries up pretty fast as I brush it on and not drizzle.

Sonia, yes.

Lena, I used the square moon cake mould to cut dough. You know the kind that has a spring. A blogger sent one to me two years ago.

Jeannie, thank you.

Ann, thanks you.

My Little Space said...

Gert, I don't make my own cookies often but you did actually tempted me to do so. Yours looks really yummy.